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San Francisco Tenants Facing Ellis Act Eviction Granted Rare Victory By Judge

A rare victory for tenants of a San Francisco apartment facing an Ellis Act eviction by their landlord was handed down by a Superior Court judge Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing Report

A new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.

09/05/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast Track

A federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

08/22/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

07/24/2014

'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Reject San Francisco’s Bid For Ellis Act Exemption

San Francisco has lost its bid, for now, to change state law to make it harder to evict renters from housing properties. City officials are trying to change California’s Ellis Act to help reduce rental evictions.

06/18/2014

Tenants at a Victorian at 2976 23rd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on June 12, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Mission District Tenants Turning Victorian Home Into Co-Op To Avoid Ellis Act Eviction

The building has been sold to the San Francisco Community Land Trust, meaning the residents will run it as a co-op, with a 200 year commitment to keep it affordable housing.

06/12/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill To Halt Mass Ellis Act Evictions In San Francisco Revived

A bill that would allow the city of San Francisco to limit the mass eviction of tenants in rent-controlled properties has squeaked through the state Senate after the author agreed to make changes.

05/29/2014

State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Legislators Opting To Vote In Capitol Building Hallways Instead Of On The Floor

Bills that could have a big impact on Bay Area residents have failed this week in the state Senate, including a proposal that would have strengthened the Ellis Act, as it applies to landlords in San Francisco.

05/29/2014

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